Dear WAIPA Member,

This NewsFlash aims to provide our esteemed members with some information on upcoming events and activities at WAIPA. Reports on past events as well as recent developments and reminders will also take place under this bulletin. This is also where we will appraise you about WAIPA's new website and Twitter account @WAIPAorg.

We are always glad to see events hosted in new and varied locations, a long lead time is, however, required. WAIPA needs to prepare program content, address budgetary concerns, avoid schedule conflicts and assure wide participation from neighbouring countries' IPAs.

If you would like to host a WAIPA training event or some other WAIPA meeting in 2015, please contact us at for more information.

We hope you have already marked your calendars for the following events:

G 20 WAIPA Foreign Direct Investment Conference
April 27-28, Istanbul

On April 27-28th 2015 WAIPA in cooperation with Invest in Turkey, UNCTAD and B20 will be hosting G 20 WAIPA Foreign Direct Investment Conference in Istanbul at Conrad Hotel. This will be an immense opportunity for our Member IPA’s to execute their joint perspective to G20 in coordination with WAIPA Consultative Committee Members. In addition to WAIPA members, participation will include G20 delegation, B20 businessmen and CEOs, high-ranked decision makers and the international press.

The Conference will be held on Monday 27th of April 2015 and will start with keynote addresses from global opinion makers and political leaders. Three debate sessions will focus on current economic and political issues impacting global investment flows. The first day will be concluded with a Gala Dinner on the Bosphorus and a social program will follow on the 28th.

We are glad to inform you that sponsored participation is available for this particular event. We invite our distinguished members to enjoy this opportunity and we are kindly requesting all sponsorship applications to be addressed to not later than Friday, 27th of March 2015. Please visit our website for online registration. WAIPA G20 Foreign Direct Investment Conference Program will also be published on our website within the week.

WAIPA World Investment Conference’15
June 14-16, Milano

WAIPA’s Annual World Investment Conference WAIPA WIC 15 in cooperation with Italian Trade Agency will this year be held in Palazzo Lombardia – Milano on 14-16th of June 2015 where WAIPA elections will also take place. Please visit our website for online registration.

We would like to remind you that to nominate a candidate for any post (including incumbent officers), a candidacy letter must be sent to the address below by post-office or courier service by no later than April 15, 2015. WAIPA WIC’15 Program will follow very soon.

WAIPA – World Trade Center, Building A2
12th Floor, 373 Yesilkoy
Istanbul, Turkey

WAIPA’s new website is now live! is at our members’ service with a more dynamic and user friendly interface. It aims to serve as a resource for IPAs as well as a map to our journey in the "FDI" world. We look forward to your comments and suggestions on how to keep improving it.

Institutional Notice – WAIPA Members Only

The Steering Committee had earlier introduced during WIC’15 Istanbul a new strategic direction developed jointly with the Permanent Secretariat to guide our initiatives in the years ahead, including making WAIPA the premier reference source for FDI and its promotion. A detailed action plan is being implemented and important institutional matters are being submitted for your consideration on May 15th during WIC’15 General Assembly Meeting in Milano accordingly. WAIPA Members will be requested to vote for the following items for several statutory amendments to assure simplification of our procedures and efficiency on our daily operations;

The amendment request consists of 4 main items;
  1. The competency to appoint the financial auditors is transferred to the Steering Committee.
  2. Attendance to the Steering Committee meeting can be, in exceptional cases, by video conferences. Resolutions can be taken by way of written consent.
  3. The continuity in the Permanent Secretariat shall be granted and its role in the day to day business of the association improved.
  4. Pro€invest (as no longer exists) is removed from the members of the WAIPA Consultative Committee.
Please click to see the Motion for Statutory Amendment.

We hope to count on your continued support and look forward to seeing you all first in Istanbul and in Milano.

Yours Sincerely

WAIPA Permanent Secretariat